HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The butter sculpture melted our hearts, but now it’s time to say goodbye to three of Pennsylvania’s mascots.
The 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show has ended, and so has the “East Meets West” dairy tailgate party featuring three of Pennsylvania’s most beloved, buttery sports mascots – Philadelphia Eagles’ Swoop, Pittsburgh Steelers’ Steely McBeam, and Philadelphia Flyers’ Gritty.
But the American Dairy Association says all that butter is not going to waste.
American Dairy Association North East, in conjunction with Reinford Farms and the Dauphin County 4H group, dismantled the 1,000-pound sculpture today at the Farm Show Complex.
The inedible butter will make its way to Reinford Farms in Mifflintown, Pa., where it will be recycled in the farm’s methane digester and converted into renewable energy to power the dairy farm.
Reinford Farms has been recognized for achievements in sustainability and community partnerships to divert food waste from local landfills.
The 2020 butter sculpture featured the mascots tailgating with a spread of dairy foods, illustrating that with Pennsylvania dairy, every day is game day.